Sunday, 1 May 2016

Sekirei セキレイ


Minato Sahashi is extremely intelligent, yet due to his inability to cope under pressure has failed the college entrance exam twice. As a result he has been branded an idiot and loser by many. One day after talking to his yet again disappointed mother he comes into contact with a girl named Musubi who was under attack. The girl runs but takes him with her and soon finds that Minato, while unknown to him, is an Ashikabi, one of the mysterious set of masters that have the genetic trait that can become partners with some of the 108 cute girls, buxom women, and bishōnen called "Sekirei". The reason for the partnership allows the Sekirei to use all their power to win in the competition held by the mysterious MBI Corporation.

Sekirei: Pure Engagement  セキレイ~Pure Engagement~


The battle to find the supreme Sekirei continues. Still some of the fighters and their masters refuse to participate in the battle since losing it means to lose the Sekirei forever, and many of them actually care about their partners, while others just use them as tools. A storm is rising on the horizon, a bigger threat approaches the city and it's about to bring pain and suffering to those who love and care for their Sekireis.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Romance, Tournaments, 
             Ecchi, Fanservice, Harem, Superpowers, Fantasy

Season 1: 12 episodes + 1 OVA
Season 2: 13 episodes + 1 OVA

Original Run
Season 1: July 2, 2008 – September 17, 2008
OVA: March 25, 2009
Season 2: July 4, 2010 – September 26, 2010
OVA: August 25, 2010

Season 1: 
1. Sekirei                                 [Opening]
2. Dear Sweet Heart                [First Ending]
3. Kimi wo Omou Toki              [Second Ending]

Season 2: 
1. Hakuyoku no Seiyaku – Pure Engagement        [Opening]
2. Onnaji Kimochi                                                   [First Ending]
3. Oboeteiru Kara                                                   [Second Ending]


1. Sekirei
Published: December 3, 2004 – August 21, 2015
Volume: 18

2. Sekirei: Kanojo no Inai 365-nichi no Koto
Published: May 2, 2017 – Ongoing

Here is the Additional Information regarding the characters:

Minato Sahashi  皆人佐
Seiyuu: Shinnosuke Tachibana
Age: 19 years old
Title: Ashikabi of the North 北の
Highly intelligent yet inability to cope under pressure
Quite dense & simple-minded
Sekirei: Musubi, Kusano, Matsu, Tsukiumi, Homura & Kazehana

Musubi/Yume  /
Seiyuu: Saori Hayami
Sekirei Number: 88/08
Species: Sekirei Female – Close Combat
Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi
First - Fist of my contract! Break the unhappiness of my Ashikabi.
Second - These are the fists of my pledge. Crush the catastrophe before my Ashikabi.
Miya's Nickname to Musubi: Natural Big Meals Eater 

Kusano 草野
Seiyuu: Kana Hanazawa
Sekirei Number: 108
Alias: Midori no Shoujo
Species: Sekirei Female – Plant Manipulation
Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi
Norito: Life of my Pledge, Shine on my Ashikabi.
Miya’s Nickname to Kusano: Adopted Child

Seiyuu: Aya Endo
Sekirei Number: 02
Species: Sekirei Female – Acess Electronic Devices
Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi
Norito: Wisdom of my pledge, bestow the teachings of the world, to my Ashikabi!
Miya’s Nickname to Matsu: Hentai-Glasses

Tsukiumi 月海
Seiyuu: Marina Inoue
Sekirei Number: 09
Species: Sekirei Female – Water Manipulation
Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi
Norito: This water represents my pledge, purify the evil residing in my Ashikabi!
Miya’s Nickname to Tsukiumi: Walking Tap

Alias: Kagari before being winged
Seiyuu: Yuki Kaida
Sekirei Number: 06
Species: Sekirei Male/Female – Fire Manipulation
Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi
Norito: These are the flames of my pledge, Burn the karma of my Ashikabi!

Seiyuu: Yukana Nogami
Sekirei Number: 03
Species: Sekirei Female – Wind Manipulation
Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi
Norito: Wind of my pledge, blow away the dark clouds that befall my Ashikabi!
Miya’s Nickname to Kazehana: Public Obscenity

Here is the Additional Information regarding the Discipline Squad:

The Discipline Squad is an elite group of Sekirei in charge of preventing any Sekirei or Ashikabi to withdraw from the Sekirei Plan. The first Discipline Squad, known as the "S-Plan Guardians", was initially formed by the MBI from the first five awoken Sekirei to protect the Sekirei that have yet to mature and awaken from enemy forces. Miya was the group's leader, with Matsu, Kazehana, Karasuba, and Mutsu following her. After its break-up, the second Discipline Squad was formed, with Yume as the leader and Karasuba with the same goals. After Yume's death, the third (and current) Discipline Squad, consisting of Karasuba, Haihane, and Benitsubasa, was formed.

The First Discipline Squad/S-Plan Guardians: Miya, Matsu, Kazehana, Karasuba & Mutsu

The Second Discipline Squad: Yume, Matsu, Kazehana, Karasuba & Mutsu 

The Third Discipline Squad: Karasuba, Benitsubasa & Haihane

Here is the Additional Information about the Sekirei:

Sekirei are super powered beings with a different code similar to a human's. The Sekirei spaceship crashed on Earth in 1999 on Kamikura Island and was found by two students, Hiroto Minaka (future MBI chairman) and Takami Sahashi (future MBI head researcher and Minato's mother). On board, the pair had found 108 life-forms, described as "One pillar and 107 baby birds".

* The first of them (a pillar, shown as #00, later renumbered and known as #01 Miya) was an adult.
* Eight (later known as #02-09) were embryos, also known as the "Single Numbers".
* 99 others (later known as #10-108) were fertilized eggs.

The adult and the eight embryos are also known as the "Single Numbers". It is hinted that unwinged Single Numbers are equal or even more powerful than their winged counterparts. All of the Sekirei had used adjustments for the Sekirei Plan, especially the Single Numbers. The adjustments had been used not only for making Sekirei stronger, but also for controlling and strengthening their power. Each Sekirei has a Norito (Incantations), a unique ability that allows them to perform powerful attacks. In order to use the Norito, a Sekirei must be kissed by their Ashikabi prior to reciting it. Sekirei that are under the same Ashikabi can also merge their techniques in order to create more powerful techniques. This puts most Ashikabi at a disadvantage, as only a few Ashikabi possess more than one Sekirei.

Ashikabi are humans with unique genes that enable them to empower the Sekirei destined to serve them. Through mucous contact (kissing) between a Sekirei and its Ashikabi, a Sekirei without wings can become a "winged" Sekirei. Unlike Sekirei, who are mostly buxom women or handsome young men, Ashikabi can be quite innocuous as they can appear in any gender, age, and even status. In the series, the power of an Ashikabi can be determined not only by the number of Sekirei he or she has in his or her disposal, but by the bond between them. As the Sekirei fight escalates, five Ashikabi in particular, ascend as the favourites to win the Sekirei Fight, each having winged at least three Sekirei. One of them is Natsuo Ichinomi, the leader of the Disciplinary Squad, while each one of the four others control a different area in the city; Minato Sahashi from the North, Hayato Mikogami from the South, Izumi Higa from the East and Nishi Sanada of the West. If an Ashikabi dies, all Sekirei winged by him or her will also perish.

Jinki (God instrument), are eight mysterious artifacts numbered from #1 to #8, also found on the Sekirei spaceship. If all eight of them are gathered, it is possible that they can be used to terminate all of the Sekirei if the wielder desires. Upon all Sekirei being winged, the MBI puts all Jinki in their possession as prizes for the matches of the Third Stage, and only the Ashikabi with a Jinki are allowed to keep participating in the Sekirei Fight by the end of the stage.

Jinki #1 was won in the first match of the third stage by Mikogami Hayato.
Jinki #2 was won in the second match of the third stage by Kouji Takano;
             afterwards it was forcefully taken by Uzume and became the 
             possession of Izumi Higa.
Jinki #3 was won in the third match of the third stage by Minato Sahashi.
Jinki #4 was in possession of Nishi Sanada, received in the 4th match of 
             the third stage.
Jinki #5 was in possession of Orihiko Oosumi, initially in possession of 
             Minato Sahashi but dropped, received in the 4th match of the 
             third stage.
Jinki #6 was reserved by Minaka and entrusted to Ichinomi Natsuo at the end
             of the third stage.
Jinki #7 was in the possession of Seo, received in the 4th match of the 
             third stage.
Jinki #8 was stolen by Matsu before the beginning of the Sekirei Plan and 
             was thus in the possession of Minato Sahashi. 

Sekirei Plan
The Sekirei Plan known to Minaka and others as the "Game", is a competition in which the Sekirei and their Ashikabi must fight for survival until the last one of each remains. The true purpose of the plan is unknown, but it is implied to be sinister to some extent. The second anime season ended with the Second Stage completed, but before the Third Stage matches begin.

First Stage: The Sekirei are adjusted and released in Tokyo. Thereafter, they must find Ashikabi for winging. This stage ends when 90% of the Sekirei are winged.

Second Stage: Tokyo becomes a closed city and no Sekirei or Ashikabi can leave. The Ashikabi must then wing the remaining unwinged Sekirei, and every Ashikabi and their Sekirei must defeat at least one Sekirei.

Third Stage: A series of battle royales between Ashikabi for possession of the Jinki. Only the Ashikabi who secure at least one of the Jinki until the end of this stage are eligible to advance.

Final stage: The last stage of the Sekirei Plan is divided in several steps.
* Step One: The remaining Ashikabi and their Sekirei are brought to Kamikura Island, where the Sekirei were first discovered, and all Jinki must be positioned by them in designated spots across the place.
* Step Two: The Ashikabi are separated into four pairs. Each pair must have a winner among them in one hour or all Ashikabi are killed.
* Final Step: The two remaining contestants take part in the final match on the Heavenly Palace.

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